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by pipeline
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: Porting .NET Code to run on MIPS - Possible?
Replies: 14
Views: 2016

Re: Porting .NET Code to run on MIPS - Possible?

Figured this would make it a little more likely: http://download.mono-project.com/third-party/codice/2.10.5/ It's been ported to SPARC! It ran on SPARC five years ago, before your forums necromancy. Solaris/SPARC was one of the first platforms for mono, because when they started working on it, in 2...
by pipeline
Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Emulation
Topic: AIX 1.3
Replies: 99
Views: 23743

Re: AIX 1.3

All of them have SCSI controllers and SuperVGA MCA cards, some of them have TokenRing cards, I even got one Ethernet card with them and four others are on their way (hopefully). What surprised me, they're not as noisy as I imagined them - in fact, they're more silent than my Model 65SX. I don't hav...
by pipeline
Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Emulation
Topic: AIX 1.3
Replies: 99
Views: 23743

Re: AIX 1.3

Will there be any problems installing AIX 1.3 on a Model 55 SX with a PureData network card and a 160Mb ESDI drive? I have one kicking around and I find it's not good enough for OS/2. You need a real 386/486 to run AIX. An SX won't cut it. You can run supposedly AIX 1.x on ISA PCs, but they have to...
by pipeline
Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: We have C64, Amiga, and NES emulators, what about SGI?
Replies: 27
Views: 2508

Re: We have C64, Amiga, and NES emulators, what about SGI?

SimOS supports a newport framebuffer under IRIX 5.3. It almost builds on Linux/i386. What version do you have? I have several versions, and they all only have a simple terminal that passes characters to the host. [...] It may be possible to display X apps via the simulated network to the host (slow...
by pipeline
Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: We have C64, Amiga, and NES emulators, what about SGI?
Replies: 27
Views: 2508

Re: We have C64, Amiga, and NES emulators, what about SGI?

(such as the mid-to-late '70s ICs where the pins rust out). IC packaging used to be designed assuming that you would solder them. Socketed 70s ICs have oxidized pins. Soldered ones, by and large, do not. To get the true performance of the PDP/11 I should have run the emulator on a 80286. :) PDP-11s...
by pipeline
Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Apple buys CUPS
Replies: 17
Views: 1207

Re: Apple buys CUPS

Apple is OK with OSS; they used enough of it and give back their changes. The complaint has always been they don't give back patches in a coherent fashion; when they released their modified KHMTL, for instance, they did it as a pile of code and expected the community to figure out what they changed...
by pipeline
Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: New Indigo 2 R10000 Impact 195 Mhz
Replies: 17
Views: 1029

Re: New Indigo 2 R10000 Impact 195 Mhz

I don't think Linux runs on ip28. (Edit: Yes, it does. Oh well. It's really awful in any case. Slow graphics.) You need a special version of IRIX 5.3 to make it work with R10k Indigo2s. Better stick with 6.5. (Note: When it says you need 2G of disk space to install, that doesn't mean that it fills 2...
by pipeline
Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Temple of the Sun
Replies: 7
Views: 1073

Re: Temple of the Sun

This is the saddest gimmick I've ever seen. They can't get people to use their IDE even when they're giving it away.
by pipeline
Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Navigator is back:
Replies: 6
Views: 703

Re: The Navigator is back:

The Navigator packages provided by Netscape, Inc. were not the same as the ones provided by SGI.

I think the only "important" difference was that SGI Netscape had the motif-im look and feel, not the regular boring motif.
by pipeline
Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: Porting .NET Code to run on MIPS - Possible?
Replies: 14
Views: 2016

Re:

I once tried to port Mono to IRIX but failed. There are x86 specific assembly code in the source code, which makes it a hard job. This is both true and not true. You see, I have also started and abandoned a mono port to IRIX. I had it, err, somewhat working. There's virtually no architecture-specif...
by pipeline
Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:51 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Boot o200 from fibre channel disk?
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Boot o200 from fibre channel disk?

FC is more complicated to INIT then normal SCSI - so the PROM must do allot more This is untrue. The PROM *on the FC board* has to do a lot more than a SCSI PROM. That's the card designer's problem. The host system firmware should just see the FC card and attached targets as SCSI devices. Something...
by pipeline
Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: We have C64, Amiga, and NES emulators, what about SGI?
Replies: 27
Views: 2508

Re: We have C64, Amiga, and NES emulators, what about SGI?

SimOS supports a newport framebuffer under IRIX 5.3. It almost builds on Linux/i386.
by pipeline
Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP FireGL-UX
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

Re: HP FireGL-UX

Tschokko wrote:Has anyone experience with the GL-UX running under Linux and X.Org ?


It may work, but it won't be very useful. No 3d acceleration, almost no 2d acceleration.
by pipeline
Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: XGL Irix
Replies: 14
Views: 866

Re: XGL Irix

didn't sun advertise xgl in the mid '90s? Sun's proprietary graphics library, akin to HP Starbase or SGI IrisGL, was called XGL. I think the OP is talking about the X.org XGL project, though: An X server that runs on top of GLX running in an X server. looks like sun's xgl is a lot like this new xgl...
by pipeline
Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Brand-new blade based supercomputer from SGI:
Replies: 22
Views: 1806

Re: Brand-new blade based supercomputer from SGI:

That's weird that don't brag about the NUMA but it *IS* Numa. The modules have 2xNUMA ports. I wonder what the story is. I see no mention of anything but "blades," "nodes," and myrinet. Where do you see anything about it being an SSI NUMA system? Secondly, where's the massive fl...

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